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Jan
17
Thu
Aligning Home-Based Palliative Care Services: Latest Trends, Insight & Data Webinar
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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The timing, demand, and opportunity to expand palliative care services is unprecedented!
Palliative care is a rapidly growing medical specialty aimed at improving quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.  Public and private healthcare markets are under pressure to provide high-quality care while driving quality outcomes for the growing number of aging Americans facing these challenges.  This webinar will provide an overview of the latest trends, data, and insights into palliative care and identify key barriers and solutions to expanding palliative care into the global health and universal health coverage discussions.  It will also cover palliative care home-based model case studies and highlight opportunities for participants to become more involved in policy and healthcare reform.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Palliative care trends, data, and anticipated growth projections and changes
  • Delivery models with an emphasis on home-based palliative care
  • Key barriers to access and care challenges
  • Palliative care and alternative payment models
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample community needs assessment checklists
  • Staffing ratios and case studies
  • Outcome information from existing programs
  • Resources, useful website links, and reference materials

DON’T MISS THIS RELATED WEBINAR!
“How to Develop & Implement a Palliative Care Program” on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for leaders, administrators, hospice team members, business-development leadership, strategic-planning staff, contract managers, and others who want to learn more about palliative care.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gloria Turner

Jan
19
Sat
HSCO Medical Aid in Dying Workshop
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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On April 5, 2018, Governor David Ige signed the Hawaii Our Care, Our Choice Act into law—allowing mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live to request medical aid-in-dying medication from their doctor which they self-administer if their suffering becomes unbearable, to bring about a peaceful death.

Attend our workshop to gain a deeper understanding of how this law, effective starting Tuesday, January 1, 2019, will impact your cancer practice, patient safety, and physician accountability.

Jan
22
Tue
Advance Care Planning Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse Class @ Hawai‘i Pacific Health - Learning Resource Center, Room 101
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

hawaiipacifichealth.org

This class is offered for medical assistants, licensed practice nurses and other clinicians to promote ACP introductions and will review key elements and processes related to ACP, advance directives and Provider Orders Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in the clinic.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply ACP resources to promote advance care planning discussions.
  • Promote patients’ knowledge of advance directives including health care power of attorney designation.
  • Describe the differences between the an Advance Directive and Provider Order for Life- Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and implement correct documentation of these documents.
  • Implement and standardize ACP processes in the clinic.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health – Learning Resource Center, Room 101
793 S Hotel Street (Next to Straub Medical Center)

Select one date to attend:

January – Tuesday, 1/22/2019 from 8am-12pm         July – Wednesday, 7/24/2019 from 8am-12pm

April – Wednesday, 4/10/2019 from 8am-12pm         October –Thursday, 10/10/2019 from 8am-12pm

Registration:

HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning Center (HLC). Type in catalog: ACP, MA or LPN; Select course: HPH – Advance Care Planning (ACP) Medical Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse Class

Non HPH participants:

Register online: https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/health-wellness/continuing-education/

Contact Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator at 808-535-7874 or via email michelle.cantillo@hawaiipacifichealth.org for any questions.

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop @ Pali Momi Medical Center Diamond Head Conference Room
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join HPH for a FREE Advance Care Planning Workshop: The Greatest Gift.

Bring your family and friends to learn about what is advance care planning.

You can complete an advance directive, learn about the important role of a health care power of attorney and know the difference between an advance directive and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Facilitated by HPH’s Advance Care Planning team.

Tue. Jan 22, 2019
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Pali Momi Medical Center
Diamond Head Conference Room
98-1079 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI 96701
Validated Parking at Pali Momi
Sponsored by: Pali Momi Medical Center

Jan
23
Wed
Queen’s Speaking of Health – The Ketogenic Diet: Fact or Fad? @ The Queen's Conference Center
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Celebrities, cookbooks and blogs are raving about the ketogenic diet. Could it help you?  Learn more with Robert Eager, MD, bariatrician from the Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program.

  • What is a ketogenic diet?
  • Who should consider the diet?
  • What are the risks and benefits?
  • What can you expect after the initial weight loss?
  • What are some tips to maintain a healthy weight?

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended since it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala St. You can also park at the Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t make the lecture? Watch the recording online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel: QMCHawaii. Click here to check out our past lectures on stress, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, bone health, weight loss and more.

Jan
24
Thu
World-Class Service Excellence: 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes!
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Learn tips, tactics, and techniques that create positive patient, client, and staff experiences in this fast-paced session.  Creating these positive experiences begins within the organization’s culture.  You will learn practical ways to change your agency’s culture by implementing Kaiser Permanente’s The Four Habits Model – Invest in the Beginning, Elicit the Patient’s Perspective, Demonstrate Empathy, Invest in the End.  This webinar will review successful programs and initiatives – both big and small – using this proven model to help your organization achieve world-class service excellence!

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increase positive word-of-mouth commentary about your organization with one immediate action
  • Avoid expectation gaps with tools that elicit a person’s important needs
  • How to extend caring beyond the in-person encounter
  • Website enhancement for better client and patient experiences
  • Practical ways to improve communications for the hearing impaired
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample social media scripts to increase stakeholder engagement
  • Tools for eliciting needs and preferences
  • Four Habits annotated bibliography
  • Useful websites with examples to adapt to your organization
  • 20 best questions to ask applicants in a job interview

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for leaders who want the best possible patient, client, and staff experiences in their organizations.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Susan Keane Baker, MHA

Bereavement Network of Hawaii Meeting @ Borthwick Mortuary
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The next BNOH meeting, hosted by Legacy of Life Hawaii, will be held on

Thursday, January 24, 2019
11am to 1pm
Borthwick Mortuary
1330 Maunakea St.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Call 585-9977 for more information.

Please RSVP as soon as possible or by January 17th  for the lunch count. Also, please see the current BNOH Resource List and send your revisions as soon as possible, or by January 17th

Jan
25
Fri
6th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018

ABSTRACT CALL TO OPEN APRIL 1, 2018

The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Jan
31
Thu
New Volunteer Manager Series 1 of 3: Common Challenges & FAQs for New Hospice Volunteer Managers
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Conversations with new volunteer managers reveal many similar questions and challenges.  The first webinar of this series will address common challenges facing hospice volunteerism nationally and the top 10 frequently asked questions, such as:

  • What policies and procedures do I need?
  • What should be contained in a volunteer’s file?
  • Can I use professional volunteers?
  • How long should volunteer training be?
  • What counts (and does not count) towards the 5% and why?

Attend this webinar to learn the answers to these questions and more!

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Top 10 FAQs from new volunteer managers
  • Transforming boring trainings into interesting events that attract new volunteers
  • Examining “best practices” that may or may not be regulatory-related
  • Common volunteer management challenges and solutions
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample training curriculum
  • Sample position descriptions
  • Resources for additional information on all topics
  • Reading lists
  • Additional assessment and programming tools

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session was designed with the new volunteer manager in mind, but will benefit both new and experienced volunteer managers, management, and leadership team members.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Gary Gardia, Inc.

Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Presents: Brain Health & Dementia Webinar
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

COPY & PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER TO REGISTER:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B2rnkCUvTeCp1zKLJCde9A

SPEAKER: DR. POKI’I BALAZ, DNP, APRN

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • What is dementia and how does it affect the brain?
  • 6 pillars to a healthy brain
  • Social interaction, nutrition, exercise, sleep & stress, health, mental stimulation
  • Local caregiver resources
  • Self-care tips & tricks for Caregivers

QUESTIONS? HELP WITH ZOOM?
EMAIL: HPGSmembers@gmail.com

Dr. Balaz is a local girl who grew up in Hawai’i. She attended the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and received a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing, along with a leadership award for her service as class president. Dr. Balaz received her Masters of Science (MSN) degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma, graduated with honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. After working in Los Angeles she returned to Hawai’i to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Dr. Balaz describes herself as a lifetime learner and is double board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Balaz is also a full-time caregiver to her father who has Alzheimer’s disease, facilitates a support group, and co-facilitates the Savvy Caregiver Program which helps to address the needs of caregivers.

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